New Ways Ministry Praises Pope’s Support for Civil Unions, Seeks Same Recognition in Church

The following is a statement from Francis DeBernardo, New Ways Ministry’s Executive Director, in response to Pope Francis announcing for the first time as pope his support for civil unions that recognize same-gender couples. Read More

USCCB Set to Elect New Chair of LGBTQ-Negative Religious Liberty Committee

The United States of Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will vote for the new chair of the influential Committee for Religious Liberty at their virtual general assembly in November. In addition, the bishops will vote on chairs for seven other committees in the Conference. Read More

LGBTQ Advocates Say Amy Coney Barrett Could Cause Damage for Equality

LGBTQ advocates, including many Catholics, are raising concerns about Amy Coney Barrett, the Trump administration's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, over the nominee's apparent indifference or even opposition to LGBTQ equality. Read More

LGBTQ Advocate Challenges Indian Bishop’s Condemnation of Homosexuality as “Unnatural”

An Indian LGBTQ advocate has challenged one of the nation's bishops for claiming homosexuality is unnatural and for opposing marriage equality, an issue now pending in India's legal system. Read More

Politicians Connected to Italian Bishops Claim LGBTQ Protections Are “Death of Liberty”

Italian church officials are voicing their opposition to a potential non-discrimination law aimed at protecting LGBTQ people and women, legislation which LGBTQ advocates have sought to pass for years. Read More

Former Top Vatican Official Claims LGBTQ Movement Seeks to “Destroy Marriage and Family”

The former top Vatican official has said the intent of the LGBTQ movement is to "to relativize and ultimately destroy marriage and family," while encouraging the Polish people to stymie equality further. Read More

Nobel Laureate Declines Polish Award Over Bishop’s LGBTQ Negative Statements

A Nobel laureate has declined a local award from her Polish hometown because she would have been required to share the prestige with a Catholic bishop who has expressed LGBTQ-negative viewpoints. Read More

Appeals Court Reinstates Fired LGBTQ Church Worker’s Discrimination Lawsuit

An appeals court has reinstated a previously dismissed discrimination lawsuit brought against the Archdiocese of Chicago by an LGBTQ employee fired for marrying his same-gender partner. Read More

Gay Polish Couple Journeys to Vatican to Petition Pope’s Support for LGBTQ Community

Against homophobic and transphobic attacks from bishops, a gay couple creatively and peacefullyasked Pope Francis for his intervention and guidance. Read More

Transgender Woman Among Catholic Feminists Applying for Church Offices Reserved to Men

A transgender woman was part of a group of eight women who recently applied to fill roles in Catholic ministries that are currently reserved for men. The group, called Toutes Apôtres! (All Apostles!) is part of a new wave of French Catholic feminism. Read More